James and Milly Bramblett

Bedford Co., VA
Deed Bk K11
pg. 1137
23 Oct 1804

This Indenture made and entered into this 25th day of October in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and four Between James Bramblett and Milly his wife of the County of Bedford of the one part, and James Steptoe of the same county of the other part. Witnesseth that the said James Bramblett and Milly his wife for and in consideration of the sum of One Thousand Dollars to them in hand paid the Receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, have granted bargained, and sold, and by these presents do grant bargain and sell, unto the said James Steptoe his Heirs or Assigns forever, the three equal undivided ninth parts of a certain Tract or Parcel of Land, situate, lying and being in the County of Bedford ???? adjoining the Town of Liberty and on which William Bramblett - Decd resided containing Three Hundred ? acres more or less. Together with the privileges and appertenances thereunto belonging To have and to hold the said Land and premises thereof unto him the said James Steptoe his Heirs and Assigns ........., And the said James Bramblett and Milly his wife for themselves their Heirs do hereby covenant and agree to and with the said James Steptoe and his Heirs and assigns, that theaforesaid Land and premises with the appurtenances to the said Steptoe against the Claim, title and demand of them the said James Bramblett and Milly his wife and their Heirs, and against all and every other person or persons whomsoever they will warrant and forever defend in Witness whereof thay have hereunto set their hands and affixed their Seals the day and year first above written.

James Bramblett (s)
Milley Bramblett (s)

At a Court held for Bedford County at the Courthouse the 23rd day of October 1804 -- This Indenture of Bargain & Sale between James Bramblett and Milly his wife of the one part and James Steptoe of the other was acknowledged by the said James Bramblett and Milly his wife, the said Milley being .......... according to law ............ which is ordered to be recorded. 

Teste J Steptoe CBC

James is a son of William Jr, son of William Sr. William's land was split into 9 equal parts, one for each of his children. Back in 1799, James bought his brother William, and sister Milly's shares of the land. This deed represents 3/9ths of William Jr.'s land where James sold these "three equal undivided ninth parts" to James Steptoe. The rest of William Jr.'s children also eventually sold their shares to James Steptoe.

Deed provided by Jean Holley Day

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